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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

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Critical Issues Training Series NDSC Member Meeting

Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
November 1, 2015
Air Cure, Inc
Anderson Industrial Services - AIS
Baptist Health Care Center
Bill Barth Ford
Braun Trucking, Inc
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental, Inc.
Delta Constructors LLC
H2 Design Build
JMS Crane and Rigging
Northwest Tire
Ovivo Water
T.F. Hudgins
Three Affiliated Tribes - Maintenance Department
TLT-Turbo Inc.
Renewing Members as of 
November 1, 2015
American Machine & Engineering
Aspen Environmental Services
Bergstrom Electric, Inc.
City of Devils Lake
City of West Fargo
Craft Builders, Inc.
Dakota Sanitation
Dan's Super Market
Delta Process Field Services, LLC
Denbury Onshore LLC
Dickinson Ready Mix
Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul Inc
Excavating, Inc.
H & S Contracting, Inc.
Hedahls, Inc.
Industrial Construction & Eng.
J and J Operating, LLC
JDP Electric, Inc.
J-Mar Enterprises
Johnson's Wrecking
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing
Majestic Glove
MBI Energy Services
Mechanical & Ceramic Solutions
Mercer County Schools
Naastad Brothers, Inc.
Nabors Drilling
ND Dept of Emergency Services
ND State Water Commission
NDSU - Upper Great Plains Transportation
NDSU Safety Office - Dept 3300
North Engineering Company
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Northern Testing
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Pump Systems LLC
Right-A-Way Applicators, Inc.
Rough Rider Education Services Program
Sanford Health OCCMED
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Souris Valley Care Center
Spirit Lake Water Resource Mgmt
Stoneham Drilling
Summit Midstream Partners
Swanson & Youngdale, Inc.
The Village Family Service Center
Triple A Construction
Valley Dairy / Car Wash
Vigen Construction
Western Steel Builders
Wise Services

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2016 NDSC Annual Safety Health Conference

Prepare Yourself for Winter Today

November 24, 2015 - Protect yourself and those you love with the North Dakota Safety Council's Adverse Weather Course. This class is a driver safety course designed to help keep you and your family safe in adverse weather conditions. Learn how to make better driving decisions when winter strikes.
Not only is this course a great refresher for experienced drivers, it is an eye-opener for those who are new to driving on North Dakota's winter roads, and it also qualifies for an insurance discount in ND.
Dates include:
  • December 3, Valley City
  • December 5, Grand Forks
  • December 8, Bismarck
  • December 8, Fargo
  • December 8, Minot
  • December 8, Williston 
These dates are fast approaching and you don't want to miss out! The North Dakota Safety Council is a reliable and trustworthy resource when it comes to training safe, defensive drivers.

North Dakota Safety Council is Now Accepting Award Applications
Nov. 20, 2015 - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 38 North Dakota workers died on the job in 2014. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is looking to award individuals who go above and beyond to reduce injuries, improve their safety and health environments, and save lives in their workplace and community.
The NDSC is now accepting applications for the two following prestigious awards:
The Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs and honors forward thinking individuals who place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities.
The Lifesaver Award is presented to individuals who acted above and beyond the call of duty to assist and/or rescue another individual(s), at work or elsewhere.
Applications are available at Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2015. For questions, call Lynae Hanson at (701) 751-6102.
Recipients will be recognized at the NDSC's 43nd Annual Safety and Health Conference, Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. in the Bismarck Event Center. The event is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase by calling the NDSC at (701) 223-6372.

Registration is Now Open for the NDSC’s 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference
November 19, 2015 - Join us February 1-4, 2016, at the Bismarck Event Center for the region’s largest, most innovative safety event! This year’s conference is a must-attend for anyone from the front line worker to the executive. Get ready for a jam-packed week, including a lineup of 94 diverse sessions, 175+ vendor companies, and more than 1,400 of your safety peers to network and share best practices with.
You can gain access to nearly all of this for as little as $325! This is an affordable training opportunity with leading safety experts from around the country. You will learn the latest safety techniques, how to motivate your team, develop leaders, and communicate more effectively. Want a sneak peek at the high-quality trainers we bring in? Check out these two amazing keynote speakers whose messages are sure to motivate and re-energize your safety program:
Click here for course descriptions, speaker biographies and details on our numerous discounts.

NDSC Working to Combat
Overconsumption, Underage Drinking ND
November 12, 2015 – Underage drinking continues to be an issue across North Dakota. And according to local law enforcement officials, it’s affecting the Watford City area, too. To combat the issue, Watford City Police Department, McKenzie County Extension Service, and the Watford City Community Coalition sponsored a presentation by the North Dakota Safety Council on underage and binge drinking.

“The goal of this seminar was to help parents and teens understand the effects and consequences of alcohol abuse and hopefully deter future underage/binge drinking activities,” said Jesse Wellen, assistant chief for the Watford City Police Department.

Topics covered included laws of underage drinking, drinking and driving facts and penalties, brain development of teens, effects of alcohol on the teenage brain, physical process of alcohol consumption, and the long-term effects of alcohol usage.

“I think everyone went away with a better understanding of the effects of underage drinking,” said Wellen, “and a better understanding of events happening in our local community.”

According to the 2013 ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 21% of North Dakota’s 9th through 11th graders reported drinking more than five drinks in a row within a couple of hours, at least once in the past 30 days. Additionally, from 2010 to 2014, there was a 10.5% increase in DUI arrests in ND, including a 34% increase in juvenile arrests.

The NDSC is working to combat this issue through community awareness and their new Responsible Beverage Server Program. This program is designed to educate owners, managers, servers and sellers at alcohol establishments about strategies to avoid illegally selling alcohol to underage youth and intoxicated customers. To learn more about the program, visit our RBS program webpage or call Peter Pomonis at (800) 932-8890.

MSHA Reports 7 Deaths in Third Quarter
November 9, 2015 – Seven miners died during the third quarter of 2015, bringing the total death toll through September to 25, according to preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
In comparison, eight more deaths occurred during the first nine months of last year.

Of the seven third-quarter deaths this year, five occurred at metal and non-metal mines and two took place at coal mines.

During the first half of 2015, 18 miners died. Last year, 38 miners were killed.

"These deaths remind us why we must continue our vigilance and ensure effective safety and health programs are at work throughout the industry," MSHA administrator Joseph A. Main said in a press release. "The hard-working men and women of the mining industry deserve no less."

The North Dakota Safety Council offers MSHA new miner and refresher trainings for both surface coal and sand & gravel. To learn more or see a statewide course schedule, visit our training calendar.

News You Can Use

NSC: 433 traffic-related deaths predicted for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

November 20, 2015 - The National Safety Council estimates that 433 people will be killed – and an additional 52,300 will be seriously injured – in motor vehicle-related crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.


OSHA video focuses on temporary worker safety

November 20, 2015 – Both host employers and staffing firms are responsible for protecting temporary workers, OSHA administrator David Michaels stresses in a recently released video.


OSHA updates guidance on safety and health program management

November 20, 2015 – Employers should have a program designed to find and fix safety hazards, according to a new OSHA draft guidance document.


Two hours of sleep? You're too impaired to drive, experts say
November 13, 2015 - If you're going to drive, you need more than two hours of sleep.

NHTSA: Put passenger safety belts on all school buses
November 13, 2015 - Every child riding a school bus should be secured with a three-point safety belt, the head of one U.S. transportation safety agency said over the weekend.

NIOSH to employers: Protect workers in 'moderately cold' conditions
November 13, 2015 - "Moderately cold" work conditions pose health and safety risks for employees, and employers should take steps to improve worker comfort, according to NIOSH.

In-vehicle technologies may make oil and gas workers safer, NIOSH says
November 13, 2015 - In-vehicle monitoring systems combined with supervisory coaching could help reduce risky driving behaviors among workers in the oil and gas industry, in which motor vehicle-related incidents are the leading cause of death, according to NIOSH.

For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.


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The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,


If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

To sign up, simply email and let us know what information you are interested in receiving.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.